Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mar. 31, 2011

Handsome in the morning! Handsome in the afternoon! It has to be a basset (I would be one!). Pretty cloudy day today. It’s that March going into April weather. But no snow, so that’s one thing. George was looking pretty … Continue reading

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Mar. 30, 2011

Jolly good morning for sauntering along a trail around Killdeer Pond. You know, the basset gods must have a sense of humor. I mean, look at me…between the eyes and the jowls and the ears, one needs a good sense … Continue reading

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Mar. 29, 2011

Jeez, that paw of mine is still bothering me. It’s this one. Ouch! I still got out and about. Yup, I let those no good coyotes know that Porter is by no means out of action. You could hear my … Continue reading

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Mar. 28, 2011

Bad news today…I’ve got a bum paw. It hurts, yes it does. I’m not sure what happened. Dad didn’t make me jog today. We walked some on very soft ground. I had frequent occasions to contemplate the universe and all … Continue reading

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Mar. 27, 2011

Completely bad weather today. But the meadowlarks were singing…and another sign of spring…the first Pasque flowers are pushing up out of the ground. Look down by my nose and you’ll see four of these little beauties getting ready to flower … Continue reading

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Mar. 26, 2011

Oh no, here comes that white stuff again. Yup, the early morning jog was a memory of winter, certainly not spring. Come the afternoon, and whoopee!, a big sky afternoon with plenty of sunshine. It’s the type of afternoon that … Continue reading

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Mar. 25, 2011

What a great morning to catch the sunrise and listen to the chorus of Meadowlarks singing in the calm air! You know, some people in South Dakota like to call the state ‘the land of infinite variety’. Well perhaps, but … Continue reading

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Mar. 24, 2011

Another windy day today; that makes four of em in a row. I’ve still got winter coat aplenty, so taking early morning photos down at the Cheyenne river was not problem for this basset. I know you’re still wondering if … Continue reading

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Mar. 23, 2011

My day started out with a run past Summit View. This is a great spot to get a feel for the coming day. You can see forever! The day turned out to be another big sky day. In case you … Continue reading

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Mar. 22, 2011

Jeez, the power went out as big storms crossed to the east of us. I didn’t know if I’d get to my blog, but, thank goodness, the power is back on. An interesting way to end the day. And to … Continue reading

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Mar. 21, 2011

Whoa there! Look over there! What’s that I see? It’s the new basset in town, Doc. Yup, he’s 100% basset alright. Look at those ears and eyes. And do you know, Les got him out of Colorado rescue. Kinda like … Continue reading

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Mar. 20, 2011

Hey, it really was the first day of spring! I mean, it was a beautiful day to match the date on the calendar. We went running out at Basset Arroyos. It’s a great place for a run, since it’s soft … Continue reading

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Mar. 19, 2011

In case you were wondering, tomorrow is the first day of spring. Rather a scruffy day today in the sky, but the temperature sure enough was very much spring like. Too bad we didn’t have the clear sky that George … Continue reading

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Mar. 18, 2011

Dad’s watching this movie called 127 Hours. It takes place in Canyonlands; a place dad claims is his favorite place in the whole world. Well, I don’t know much about Canyonlands, but the way dad describes it to me, I … Continue reading

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Mar. 17, 2011

A truly March morning with blustery wind and white puffy clouds. We hiked around the western section of Barker Ranch. The view from the Cottonwood Bluffs is always impressive (even if the ears are flapping in the wind). The rest … Continue reading

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Mar. 16, 2011

Rather a scruffy sorta day, what with the clouds and all: But it was warm out…almost as warm as the 70 degrees yesterday. And the Meadowlarks are back and starting to sing! Whew, what a difference compared to three years … Continue reading

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Mar. 15, 2011

Thanks to Marion for persuading dad to give me more treats from her! So I practiced on my treat catching technique. It’s in the air and here comes Porter! With precision timing and reflexes tuned by years of arduous training, … Continue reading

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Mar. 14, 2011

I’ve made you wait long enough for another bit of Sheriff George wisdom of the universe…what is life about? So, this morning I set my mind to it. As I described in a previous post, the hunt is one part … Continue reading

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Mar. 13, 2011

I’m not saying the snow is gone around here in Edgemont at the moment, but the warmer weather sure has gotten rid of the stuff. There’s still plenty of snow up in Custer State Park. As for the Aspen tree, … Continue reading

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Mar. 12, 2011

Water water everywhere and my paws got all wet, Water water everywhere could I leave here by jet? Ah, March in South Dakota, one never knows what to expect. Today was a day of running water and plenty of sun. … Continue reading

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Mar. 11, 2011

When the wind comes up, you sure can find out who has fine form facing into that gale force wind. Jeez!!! I sure have to hand it to George. Look at him, it’s as if he’s doing a swan dive … Continue reading

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Mar. 10 2011

What’s Porter looking at today? Well, something sure got my interest. You see, this time of year there are plenty of Canada geese migrating through the Edgemont area. It’s great fun to watch them take off early in the morning. … Continue reading

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Mar. 09, 2011

Took a ride on this sunny day with my good neighbor, Dick. We got in the ‘Man Truck’ and viewed some of the woods in the fresh snow (big V8, smell of gasoline and exhaust, the rumble of unmuffled pipes!). … Continue reading

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Mar. 08, 2011

FORE!!!! Heh-heh…think I’m pushing things a bit for the golf season to start? In this type of weather, white golf balls are a wee bit difficult to find after a tee off, so you best bring your best basset along … Continue reading

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Mar. 07, 2011

I dunno, sometimes this winter stuff drags on too much. This winter has been particularly cold, snowy, and cloudy. I do like snow, but jeez, enough already: Last year I got out on the motorcycle at this time; this year…um, … Continue reading

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Mar. 06, 2011

My nose wasn’t wrong early last week; we’re getting snow now. Maybe not as much as I thought, but it’s plenty of winter out there. Earlier this morning it was quite nice. Dad and I took a run at Basset … Continue reading

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March 05, 2011

Freezing foggy day in Edgemont, so dad and I skipped town. Caught some sun while running on Red Canyon rim. Caught even more sun up at Custer State Park. Basset! Do I ever love this place! During the summer, I … Continue reading

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March 04, 2011

What’ca think? Does this look like a sweet, innocent basset type? (This is where you say, “Why yes, very much so Porter.”) Ha, but ask this guy the same question: I do believe the answer would be a resounding, “NO!!!” … Continue reading

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March 03, 2011

Okay, it’s time to get back to the philosophy of George…the Tao of George. What’s important in life? As I stood on Howling Rock early this morning I thought about what I knew of George: George would tell you that … Continue reading

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March 02, 2011

Woke up to a pretty foggy morning: Not like some fog is going to stop this basset from enjoying the outdoors. And really, within an hour things were looking, if not sunny, at least a decent amount of sun. I … Continue reading

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March 01, 2011

Some day a guy gets up and feels good! Maybe it’s the hint of spring or maybe it’s all the fresh animal scents as we move into March. Even saw a fox today, which got my attention, yes it did! … Continue reading

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